Parker 92 Punkte
Pretty aromatics emerge from the 2005 La Ricolma (100% Merlot). This is an elegant, finessed Ricolma, with a core of ripe red fruit, menthol, spices and flowers. The tannins need bottle age to settle down, yet this will always remain a slender, feminine version of this wine. It offers notable elegance and balance in the context of the vintage in a style that is equal parts expression of terroir and variety. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2022.